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May 01, 2015

Munchurian Frankie ( Chapathi/ Roti wrap up )

Preparing time : 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 Minutes

Cuisine: North Indian (Bengali )

A delicious snack or brunch  or lunch made with in minutes with left over manchurian or aloo curry or aloo patties  . Kids just love this pack of fun with different textures and flavors of stuffing, with crispy onion pieces along with crunchy sev or melting cheese that invite in each bite .

When I have first tasted the frankie or kati roll it felt so delicious from it's first bite to last . Kati roll or frankie is a wrap up invented in Bengali cuisine in which vegetable kebab or barbecued meat is rolled inside a parata. Over time there are many inventions in different cuisines and the stuff changed its shape and taste depending upon regional preferences . I have tasted both Manchurian Frankie and aloo or Potato Frankie which has unique difference in tastes and textures but I wasn't sure to eat more often as road side vendors offer a delicious meal but the pollution ,the oil and most importantly the unhygienic ambiance really encouraged me to prepare one at home , and to my surprise it's just as simple as it looks ........  
I have replaced the parata with a chapati or roti in health conscience as wheat flour is rich in iron ,fibre and gluten free . You can add your kids favorite sauces or toppings to make it more fun and I am sure they will never ask to buy a frankie after tasting one at home which is freshly prepared , healthy and tasty.

Manchurian or Potato curry or tikki or chana masala
Wheat flour one cup
Oil 1 teaspoon
Butter 4 to 5 table spoons
Finely chopped Onions 1/4 cup
Finely chopped coriander 1/4 cup
Lime juice 2 table spoons
Chat Masala 1 tea spoon
Tomato sauce or chili sauce or tamarind sauce according to taste

Cheese grated
Sev according taste
Tomato chopped finely

Step 1: Prepare a soft dough with wheat flour adding enough water and one teaspoon oil , divide the dough into 3 equal proportions and set aside to rest for atleast 20 minutes .
Step 2: After 20 minutes knead the dough gently on a clean surface and roll each proportions into a large but thick roti .

Step 3: Heat a tawa add in some butter and roast the roti an both sides with generous amounts of butter .
Step 4: Set aside . In a plate arrange the chapati and place the manchuria near to one end, top it with chopped onions, coriander, chat masala , and finally sprinkle in some lime juice . You can grate paneer or cheese at this stage . You can even add sev for crunchy feeling on top of the stuffing.

Step 5: Now gently roll the chapathi , so that the stuff wont spill out . Care should be taken that it should be tight enough .
Step 6: Similarly prepare the other frankies , arrange in a plate and cut in  the middle to make easy one serving frankie pieces . Serve hot with sauces you prefer .


  • If you want to add potato curry instead of manchurian  , boil and mash potatoes , in a pan add oil then onions and green chilies ,fry until translucent then add in mashed potato along with cumin powder , garam masala , chat masala and chopped coriander , then follow the step 4 to 6 
  • You can stuffing almost any thing like sweet or meat or fresh vegetables or fruits to make it more interesting and healthy especially to your kids
  • If you want to serve this a lunch to your kid , just spread in their favorite sauce before stuffing on to the roti , then follow the steps , this really makes  an interesting meal for your kid, and they will surely love to eat 


  1. Aa ha!!! lovely..

    1. Thank you anjali , happy you liked the recipe